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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that occurs during or after pregnancy affecting your ability to care for yourself and your baby. The team at LinqCare Inc., a telehealth psychiatry and behavioral health practice, takes an individualized approach to postpartum depression care, using precision medicine and psychotherapy to improve mood and mental well-being. Schedule your postpartum depression telehealth appointment online or call LinqCare Inc. today.   

Postpartum Depression Q & A

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that affects how you think, feel, and behave. Many women get the “baby blues” after giving birth, but these symptoms usually resolve within a few days.

However, some women continue to feel sad, empty, and low. If your “baby blues” don’t go away within two weeks, you may have postpartum depression. 

Hormonal changes may cause this type of depression. Estrogen and progesterone levels are at their highest during pregnancy. After you give birth, levels return to normal, and it’s theorized that this sudden drop in hormones triggers depression. 

What are the symptoms of postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression symptoms vary in type and severity. Common symptoms include:

  • Ongoing sadness 
  • Low energy
  • Feeling restless or moody
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of guilt or hopelessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Trouble bonding with your baby
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby
  • Withdrawing from family and friends

Postpartum depression is a serious but treatable mental health condition. 

Many new moms may struggle to admit they feel sad after having a baby and not getting the care they need. If you or someone you love is struggling with postpartum depression, the team at LinqCare Inc. can help. 

What happens during an evaluation for postpartum depression?

The team at LinqCare Inc. takes an individualized approach to care. They conduct your initial evaluation and psychotropic testing through their telehealth platform.

They review your symptoms, medical and mental health history, and have you complete a GeneSight® cheek swab for DNA analysis. The GeneSight genetic test can show how your genes can affect medication outcomes.

The team at LinqCare Inc. uses the data from GeneSight to ensure you get the right psychiatric medication to reduce your symptoms.  

What are the treatments for postpartum depression?

LinqCare Inc. provides individualized postpartum depression treatment plans that may include medication management and therapy.

Medication management

The team schedules a follow-up telehealth visit to discuss the results of your GeneSight test and the medications that might work best for you that are safe to take if you’re breastfeeding. They send the prescription electronically to a pharmacy convenient to you.

Therapy

LinqCare Inc. sets you up with a licensed clinician that matches your preferences and needs for weekly therapy sessions. 

For personalized postpartum depression care, schedule your telehealth consultation at LinqCare Inc. online or over the phone today. They have licensed clinicians throughout the country who are ready to help you.

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